Sarah R. Fink
Counsel | P (202) 640-4412

Sarah Fink helps people during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Be it a Congressional staffer facing an inquiry from an ethics committee, a government employee facing an investigation by an Office of Inspector General, or a professional facing an accusation that could derail her career, Sarah is dedicated to working tirelessly for her clients. She understands the importance of getting into the trenches with her clients and tenaciously fighting for them.

Over the past several years, Sarah has helped guide clients through some of Washington, DC’s headline-grabbing events. Those representations that are public include clients in connection with congressional and Inspector General scrutiny of the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election; congressional and Inspector General scrutiny of the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s email server; congressional and Inspector General scrutiny of the alleged politicization of employment practices at the State Department; and congressional and Inspector General scrutiny of practices at the Department of Homeland Security during times of civil unrest. Other federal employment defense matters have involved the Office of Congressional Ethics, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Department of Justice.

Sarah has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington D.C. Rising Star since 2020. Prior to joining Kaiser PLLC, Sarah worked as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 company where she counseled on data privacy and cybersecurity matters and represented the company in drafting complex customer and supplier agreements with multinational corporations. Sarah is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of New York. She holds a Top Secret / SCI security clearance.

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude
  • B.A, International Affairs, George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, magna cum lude

Sarah R. Fink
Counsel | P (202) 640-4412

Law 360 – “Handling Corporate Congressional Probes In The Trump Era” co-authored by Bill Pittard

Law360 – “The Latest On Sexual Harassment Reform On The Hill” by Bill Pittard

Matt Kaiser Publishes Op-Ed for The Washington Post: Lawyers: DeVos is bringing due process to campus sexual assault cases

Law 360 – “When Russia Investigations Collide” by Bill Pittard

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-Ed in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.

Matt Kaiser Guest Blogs on Washington Legal Foundation The Legal Pulse: Overcriminalization Timeline: Mens Rea, Public Welfare Offenses and Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Editorial in the Los Angeles Times: How to Punish Campus Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in The Washington Times: Being an Executive is not a Crime

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in LA Times: Why It’s Unfair for Colleges to Use Outside Investigators in Rape Cases.

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-Ed in the National Law Journal: The DOJ’s Crackdown on White-Collar Crime Creates ‘Cruel Alternative’

Matt Kaiser Publishes Op-ed in The Weekly Standard: The Campus Sex Scene: How Congress Can Make It Worse

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-ed in The Washington Post: We’ve defended lots of campus sexual assault cases, so we know just how unfair they are

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in Baltimore Sun: A Minimum of Reform

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Op-Ed in San Diego Union-Tribune: California Bill Won’t Solve Sexual Assault Problem on Campus

Matt Kaiser Publishes Op-Ed in Boston Herald: College Courts Flunks Fairness Test

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Article for Time Magazine: Some Rules about Consent are “Unfair” to Male Students”

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in the Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors Opinion for The Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Co-Authors a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times: The Rights of the Accused

Sarah R. Fink
Counsel | P (202) 640-4412

Sarah R. Fink
Counsel | P (202) 640-4412

Some of the matters that Ms. Fink has handled include:

  • Represented Department of Justice employee in a high-profile investigation by the Office of Inspector General and subsequent investigation by the House Judiciary Committee and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
  • Avoided prison sentence for an individual who pled guilty to decades-long fraud by securing a sentence of probation in federal court.
  • Represented current and former employees of an international company testifying in the grand jury in a federal tax fraud investigation.
  • Represented individuals in connections with a federal investigation into healthcare fraud.
  • Successfully represented an individual respondent in an international arbitration claim before the ICC and won a motion to dismiss the arbitration.
  • Successfully advocated on appeal for a student expelled for sexual misconduct to be permitted to return to school and graduate by uncovering and presenting exculpatory evidence that was not considered during the initial hearing.
  • Represented Ph.D. student with three separate sexual misconduct complaints that resulted in findings of no responsibility on all three complaints.
  • Represented an Assistant United States Attorney in an investigation by the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility investigation that resulted in a finding that the AUSA did not engage in misconduct.


Sarah R. Fink
Counsel | P (202) 640-4412